How to Find Other Puerto Ricans in Los Angeles

Go to a public event wearing a t-shirt with the Puerto Rican Flag. If you have one, wear a baseball cap featuring a New York team. I’m from Queens and think no self-respecting Puerto Rican should be a fan of a team called the Yankees so I am wearing a Mets cap. Wait. Someone will come up to you.

“Eres Boricua?” they will ask you.

“Si,” you will answer.

“Yo tambien,” the man will say with his hand extended. You will shake it.

“Somos pocos aca en Los Angeles,” you will tell him shaking his hand.

He will walk away.

Somos pocos. Pero ahora somos más.

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